On June 23, 2020, Crytivo and Sparky Tail Games announced and launched a Kickstarter campaign for Undercat, a retro-styled, 2D action platformer. In just under a week, the campaign has managed to surpass $3,500 out of its $15,000 goal. If the game gets funded beyond that, there are even promises of extra features, content, and game modes.
Undercat takes on a retro style and a story of tyranny. When cats rule Citadel City, it’s up to Chips, the hero dog everyone’s been waiting for, to join the rebellion and squash the cats in the name of freedom. Each of the 32 levels comes with shops to spend currency for upgrades and boss levels that will challenge and surprise you. The world is also built in a way that encourages players to explore new ways of approaching problems. Is rough-and-tumble the best strategy for this situation, or is a quieter method preferable? Which direction will you go? How creative can you get? However, these are arguably not the most important questions.
Are you going to play with a buddy? Undercat supports co-op and PvP, allowing you to invite a friend to either help you take down the cat overlord or battle you for bragging rights. With the Kickstarter’s stretch goals, there’s even a possibility of fully-fledged online capabilities and up to four-player co-op.
You can support the Kickstarter by clicking here. You can also check out the Steam page or their Discord server. Undercat is expected to release for Switch, PC, Xbox, and PlayStation at varying points in 2021.
Brandon is a young writer who loves going deep into games to explore meaning, purpose, and life. He believes that there’s nothing better than getting lost in a world full of characters to love and lessons to learn. He has a special place in his heart for single player games such as Mass Effect and Life Is Strange, but he also blows off some steam playing some of his favorite multiplayer games, like Paladins.